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Tyler Colvin was released from the hospital today

Sep 22, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

Tyler Colvin was released from a Miami hospital this afternoon, three days after his chest was punctured by a broken bat.
Colvin has already been ruled out for the remainder of the season and Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports that he may not even rejoin the Cubs for the final two weeks. For now he’s “headed home to South Carolina.”
Colvin, who needed a chest tube to prevent a collapsed lung, appears to have avoided any serious, long-term injuries and finishes his rookie season hitting .254/.316/.500 with 20 homers in 394 plate appearances.

  1. Mr. Heyward - Sep 22, 2010 at 3:38 PM

    Das ist gut

  2. Old Gator - Sep 22, 2010 at 4:41 PM

    I was much heartened by Bud Light’s forthright statement that he would do everything necessary to ensure the continued health and wellbeing of the owners….heh, sorry, I mean the players. Obviously, he is committed to seeing that such a thing can never happen again.

  3. Omega - Sep 22, 2010 at 5:28 PM

    Best news I read all day! Speedy recovery, Colvin and see you next year!

  4. APBA Guy - Sep 22, 2010 at 7:00 PM

    Having had a pneumothorax as a teenager, when they mainly occur spontaneously, I’m always glad when someone has the chest tube pulled and walks out of the hospital. The hardest thing to get over is the feeling that you can’t go 100% in case you have another blow-out. Even though his was traumatic, rather than spontaneous, that feeling is in your unconscious, so he’s better off not playing and getting over that feeling through workouts and practices.

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